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  1. MaryGH

    Greatest Cult Actress...I'm Right!

    I like Allison Hayes a lot, a beautiful brunette, very glamorous, died way too young (age 46) in a very tragic manner. Nowadays we take vitamin supplements for granted, but when she was prescribed calcium supplements, it was unknown to her that one of the ingredients was lead. By the time she went to a toxicologist with the calcium pills, it was a bit late, and her body went downhill quickly. But she became an activist, ill as she was (eventually developing leukemia which compounded the problem), campaigned for the FDA to ban the import or sale of the calcium supplement. This is something I admire and respect and to be totally honest, I do not put a lot of stock in celebrity activism on the whole; but as always there are exceptions, and this happens to be one of them. My favorite performances of hers are Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, The Crawling Hand, and The Undead.
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    First silent film crush

    Tom Tyler was my first silent film crush. Still going strong four years later. ❤️
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    "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949)

    Love "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon", Tom Tyler turns in a compelling performance as Corporal Quayne, injured by a bullet, where he is in the covered wagon during the stormy night, surrounded by lightning and thunder (which was real!) while he is sedated with alcohol before undergoing surgery to remove the bullet. Then while in recovery he wants to get back on his horse but John Wayne tells him to get back inside the wagon and finish recovering. Tom was a member of the John Ford company and it seems like Ford enjoyed using him for roles like this - which dates back to "Stagecoach" (1939). Unfortunately Tom was in the progressive stages of a rare autoimmune disease in the late 1940's but he kept acting up until the end (1953).
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    Five most "underrated" Westerns ...

    Blood on the Moon (1948) Frontier Marshal (1939) Powdersmoke Range (1935) Return of the Badmen (1948) The Younger Brothers (1949)
  5. Bobby Nelson in "Two Fisted Justice" (1931) He was only 9 years old at the time, but he turned in a compelling performance as a twice-orphaned boy who witnesses a murder and gets caught up with a criminal gang. Very strong human interest story.
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    Your Favorite Films From Years Ending in 9

    1929 - The Man from Nevada 1939 - Stagecoach 1949 - She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1959 - Rio Bravo 1969 - Midnight Cowboy 1979 - Alien 1989 - Batman 1999 - The Matrix 2009 - The Haunting in Connecticut
  7. Post WW2 actually placed women in strong roles as scientists in science fiction films, like "War of the Worlds" 1953, "Them!" 1954, "Gog" 1954, among others. There is a book on the subject, Women Scientists in Fifties Science Fiction Films by Bonnie Noonan
  8. Will have to go with Psycho. Can't beat Norman Bates.
  9. MaryGH

    New Year's Eve movie suggestions

    Enjoying "Cheyenne" (1947) on New Year's Eve:
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    The Mummy's Hand

    The Mummy’s Hand: Tom Tyler the movie monster http://triggertomblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-mummys-hand-tom-tyler-movie-monster.html
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    Tyrone Power

    I will also add, the first Tyrone Power, William Grattan Tyrone Power (1797 - 1841) died at age 44 too (what are the chances of that happening??). Many years ago I read a really interesting biography about the first Power, will have to look up the title, I knew who he was, as some forget there are 3 Tyrone Power actors in the family lineage, up to the present one spoken about. As for the Tyrone Power of the present subject, he was quite gorgeous, I think he had potential but was also underused. Personally I liked him in "Witness for the Prosecution" and "The Black Rose".
  12. The biggest reason we canceled cable tv over 10 years ago: reality shows.
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    Funny Ladies.

    He was a cute little boy wasn't he. I understand that he idolized Tom Tyler, according to Tom's biography.
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    Funny Ladies.

    My mother liked Jean Arthur, and I have "The Talk of the Town" on DVD in my collection. She was Tom Tyler's leading lady in two FBO silent films, "Born to Battle" and "The Cowboy Cop", both released in 1926. I do know that multiple prints of "Born to Battle" exist two which are in the states, the third at Cinematek in Brussels, Belgium. "The Cowboy Cop" is at EYE in Amsterdam. Some film stills from both: Born to Battle The Cowboy Cop

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